William DuVall steps up to the mark, despite rumours Juliette Lewis would feature
Alice In Chains frontman William DuVall has joined super-group Giraffe Tongue Orchestra.
As reported by Uproxx.com, DuVall steps in as main vocalist for the band, despite rumours suggesting that Juliette Lewis had previously signed up.
It has now been confirmed that she had only featured as a guest vocalist on the recordings.
As well as DuVall, the super-group includes Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds, Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, The Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and Dethklok bassist Peter Griffin.
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During an appearance on Riffing With Christina, Weinman announced DuVall’s addition to the band, saying: “William DuVall from Alice In Chains is who has been singing with us. Most of the music was written before he got involved.
“But everybody is definitely in this band, it’s a real democracy. Which is a little different for me, it’s great, because Dillinger has obviously been my baby since the beginning. And while everyone contributes, it’s always been my vision. But with GTO it’s really a combination of all the elements, of all the pieces.”
He added: “It’s really interesting and great for me to collaborate like that. And I think when you hear it, it really does sound like all of us in one band, somehow.”
Work on their full-length LP started early 2015, with the album due for possible release later this year.
For now, fans can check out behind-the-scenes footage from their recording sessions, which the group members have posted on social media (see above).